To stop these awful things from happening, first, we need to talk about it. We need to stop shaming victims, and stop telling them to be silenced.
When victims of sexual abuse speak up, they need to be able to know where to go to start the process of healing. They need a list of advocates, lawyers, anyone who will help them heal from the inside out. They need to know they are not alone and the healing process is going to long-term. Nothing is ever cured on short-term bases.